Orange Snowballs - Dee Dee's Recipe

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Orange Snowballs - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith


These quick and easy "Orange Snowballs" are a beautiful winter candy/cookie with a refreshing orange flavor and a coating of shredded coconut.

This is one of my favorite Christmas Cookies!

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3 dozen


15 Min


15 Min


No-Cook or Other


1 box
vanilla wafers, crushed
1 stick
butter, melted
1 small
can (6-ounce) frozen orange juice, concentrate, thawed
1 box
(1-lb box) confectioners' sugar (powdered)
1 c
pecans chopped
1 c
finely shredded sweetened coconut
1 c
confectioners' sugar (powdered)
1 1/2 Tbsp
orange juice

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl, mix together the wafer crumbs, melted butter, powdered sugar, orange juice concentrate, and chopped nuts. Stir until the mixture is well-combined. If it is too soft to roll into balls, refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to shape.
Using a teaspoon, roll the candy into small balls between your palms and place them on a baking sheet covered with foil.
In a small bowl, blend together the 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 1/2 Tbsp orange juice with a handheld electric mixer. It should be fluid but not too runny; adjust the amount of sugar or juice as necessary to get a good dipping consistency.
Dip a ball in the sugar-juice mixture until it is well-coated, then roll it in the shredded coconut. Replace the ball on the baking sheet and repeat with remaining cookie/candy.
Refrigerate the balls to set them, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
NOTE: To crush the wafers, you can either use a blender or food processor, or place them in a large Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Be sure that the cookies are in small crumbs, not large chunks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy